Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Guardi’s House

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Francesco Guardi, as you might have guessed from the paintbrush between his fingers, was a painter. He was known for Venetian cityscapes. He was also painting teacher to Francesco Casanova, brother to the more famous Giacomo Casanova. Giacomo wrote in his memoir about joining his brother for dinner at Guardi’s house in Venice. Here you can see the location as I tell a bit more of the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yStAGUFPMk

While many of Guardi’s paintings depict the ubiquitous canals, Rialto Bridge, San Giorgio Maggiore, and such, here are two of his works that stand out to me for their use of color.

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The Piazza at night.

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An oil fire at San Marcuola.

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About seductivevenice

Teacher, writer, traveler, dancer, reader, photographer, gardener.
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2 Responses to Quattro Minuti con Casanova: Guardi’s House

  1. lizbert1 says:

    Always a pleasure to learn more about our beloved Casanova!!

  2. Nancy Schwalen says:

    I love the atmosphere of the “Oil Fire … painting.

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